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major

ma·jor

major

 
pronunciation:
meI jr
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the military rank above captain and below lieutenant colonel.
My father was a major in the army.
similar words:
commissioned officer, officer
definition 2: a student's main field of study at a college or university. (Cf. minor.)
Have you decided your major yet?My major was biology when I was in college.
similar words:
area, concentration, curriculum, discipline, field, specialty
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: greater in size or number.
The major proportion of voters were opposed to the new law.
synonyms:
greater, larger, principal
antonyms:
minor
similar words:
dominant, predominant, prevailing
definition 2: great in importance, position, or reputation.
Robert Frost is considered a major poet in American literature.Why are you making this into a major issue?
synonyms:
distinguished, eminent, important, notable, outstanding, prominent, significant
antonyms:
minor, small, small time
similar words:
big, chief, foremost, great, leading, main, momentous, predominant, preeminent, primary, principal
definition 3: of or pertaining to a college student's main field of study. (Cf. minor.)
I have to take organic chemistry as a major requirement.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: majored, majoring, majors
definition: to specialize in a field of study.
She's majoring in mathematics. (Cf. minor.).
similar words:
concentrate, specialize
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